Splendors of Imperial Japan: Arts of the Meiji Period from the Khalili Collection. Joe Earle.

Splendors of Imperial Japan: Arts of the Meiji Period from the Khalili Collection

Khalili Family Trust / Kibo Foundation. 9.3 x 12.2", 468 pp., 341 color plates, paper, London, 2002. (o.p.; sl wear to spine edges/corners, text fine) **Due to size and weight, the shipping cost is $9.95 (USA address) and $59.95 (non-USA address).
. Item #25712
ISBN: 1874780196

This volume is a catalogue of 341 works from the renowned Khalili Collection in a major U.S. exhibition. The book opens with an account of Japanese history up to the moment in 1853 when the country was re-opened to the outside world by Commordore Perry of the United States Navy, and goes on the trace the extraordinary story of Japan's international artistic success, with detailed account of her participation in the three great expositions held in Philadelphia (1876), Chicago (1893), and St. Louis (1904), where Japanese works of art astonished and delighted many millions of our forebears. Other chapters explain the intricate techniques used in creating the ceramics, metalwork, enamels, and lacquerwares reproduced in this catalogue, showing how these techniques were adapted and developed to meet chanllenges of the modern age.

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